The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is a nine-month, competency-based program that provides baccalaureate degree holders, in a field other than education, the opportunity to become certified K-12 teachers. Applicants are screened for participation in this program.
Those accepted into the EPI program will receive institutional credits which cannot be used as college credit hours. However, these hours are transportable from an alternative teacher certification program to another at participating institutions within the Florida state higher education system.
The EPI program institutional credits help students achieve the following EPI Certificates at Seminole State College: